Category Archives: Photography

Filter Madness

Photo by Iris D.

Photo editing software give us the ability to apply a vast variety of filters to add subtle…and not so subtle adjustments to photos. For this project, students were to take an original photo and apply a variety of filters to their work, and then share five results that tey found interesting.

Click the links below to check out the students’ work:

Let’s Go Crazy!

Composition by Tim C.

While learning our mad Photoshop skills, we just HAVE to exercise our new powers. As the saying goes…”With great power comes great responsibility.” For this project, students took an original photo, then added some elements from other sources to…well, go crazy!

Check out their creations here.

After & Before

Photographers today have great power. If they don’t like an element of a photo, they can remove it…or add something that wasn’t really there. This type of editing is unethical in photojournalism, but happens all the time in portrait photography and advertising. In this project, students were asked to take a photo, and then remove some distracting elements to make it a better photo. In the slideshow above, the AFTER photo comes first…then the original.

If you’d like to take a closer look, check out the online album here.

Photo Safari: Rule of Thirds

Photo by Hannah Y.

Beginning photographers have one rule of composition…put your subject in the dead center of the photograph. In photography class, we spend a great deal of time talking about composing interesting photos. One of the most basic rules of composition is the ‘Rule of Thirds‘ which divides the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Objects of interest are placed along one of the lines or at the intersection of lines.

Check out the photos taken by the class here.

Hidden Faces

Photo by Lily B.

Photographers see the world differently. A photograph is a small piece of the world frozen in time and place. In this project, our C-Hawk photographers were tasked with looking at the world differently…looking for faces in everyday objects.

Check out the class photos here.

Blurrrrr Photos

Blurrrrr – Luke Kolander

When a slower shutter speed is used, moving objects will be blurred. If the camera is moving, stationary objects will be blurred. For this project the challenge was to experiment with longer shutter speeds to purposefully include blur in the photos. What do you think?

Click the photo above, or here to see the photos.

Zero-G Photos

Zero-G Simon – Pahlevon Janfada

Using a fast shutter speed in photography can freeze motion. For this project, the challenge was to make a photograph with the subject frozen in space…the appearance of zero-gravity.

Check for yourself how they succeeded by clicking the photo above, or the link right here.